PEDS' work critical as more people are out walking

We are all facing an unprecedented crisis right now with the COVID-19 pandemic. Like us, you are probably working from home, keeping your children entertained or keeping them on task with online learning, and of course, worrying about the health of your families.

This current situation is particularly difficult on nonprofit organizations like PEDS. We are extremely concerned about being able to maintain our support for underserved communities, who are likely to face the most hardship from this health crisis.

All of us are facing uncertainty right now. However, what is certain is our resolve to continue our mission of advocating for safe and walkable communities. This is a critical time for PEDS' advocacy efforts. Your support of our mission is more important than ever as people of all ages are getting outside and walking to stay physically active and to preserve their mental health. Safe, accessible places to walk are vital for Georgia's communities.

We appreciate the family we have built for more than 23 years, and when families face adversity, we always show up for one another. You have always been there for us and we hope you know how much we appreciate your loyalty. Together, we will continue saving lives.

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Georgia Walks Summit Postponed to Oct. 22-23
The Georgia Walks Summit will now be on October 22-23, 2020 in Columbus, GA.

Stay updated on the latest Georgia Walks Summit news via email or on our social media accounts and our website .

We look forward to seeing you in the fall!

Vision Zero Passes Transportation Committee
Atlanta City Council  Transportation Committee unanimously approved the Vision Zero ordinance last week!

This important legislation will help Atlanta reach the goal of 0 traffic deaths and will reduce speed limits to 25 mph on city streets. The council will also continue reviewing how to reduce speed limits on our collector and arterial roads.

PEDS has been working diligently on supporting this ordinance with a coalition of partners including the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, AARP GA, Transformation Alliance, American Heart Association, NPU-I and many neighborhood organizations.

The ordinance will now move on to full council! Let your councilmember know that you support the Vision Zero ordinance.
"No Better Time"
"With public transportation ridership cratering, demand for Uber and other ride-hailing services fizzling, and people everywhere looking to get the hell off their couches and feel a little bit of breeze on their skin, the time for cities to take a bold stand against cars and parking is undeniably now."
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